Leonard Bloomfield Book Award Nomination

First presented in 1992, this award recognizes a volume that makes an outstanding contribution of enduring value to our understanding of language and linguistics. Nominations must be accompanied by a nomination form that addresses the volume's exemplary scholarship, enduring value, novelty, empirical import, conceptual significance, and clarity. The endorsement letter should also include a brief citation that can be read at the presentation of the award.

This award is chosen by the LSA's Bloomfield Book Award Committee, which evaluates all books submitted and recommends one title to the Executive Committee, which must formally approve the recommendation.

Nominations of books by women and underrepresented ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged.

Next Nomination Deadline: 1 May 2020
Nominations must be accompanied by five copies of the book prior to the deadline. Publishers as well as LSA members may nominate a book for the Bloomfield Award.

Eligibility
All authors of nominated books should be current members of the LSA. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the selection committee for books whose authors are not all LSA members, such as books with co-authors who are native speaker language consultants who collaborated in the preparation of the book, but who are not otherwise part of the Linguistics community. In all cases, at least one author must be a member of the LSA. Books must be published after 28 February 2019 and before 31 May 2020.

Nomination Form
In the nomination form, you will be asked to address the following areas. For each area, you will be asked to provide the information requested or explain why it does not apply to this nomination. Be aware that failure to address one or more of the areas may negatively impact your nomination. The nomination form should address the following, as appropriate: novelty (says something that is not part of the published literature); empirical import (claims made are empirically falsifiable); conceptual significance (enriches overall understanding of the nature of human language); and clarity (points are clearly formulated; text is reader-friendly).

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* 1. Your name

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* 2. Your email address

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* 3. I am a ...

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* 4. Title of the nominated book

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* 5. Author(s) of the nominated book

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* 6. Publisher of the nominated book

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* 7. Publication date of the book in MM/DD/YYYY format

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* 8. LSA membership status of author(s). Please contact the LSA at 202-835-1714 or by email at lsa@lsadc.org if you need assistance determining the membership status of an author.

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